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ASL: Worcester FC to Join As Expansion Team


After a three-year absence, organized soccer will return to Central Massachusetts as the ASL has announced that Worcester FC will join the league as an expansion team for the 2015-16 season.

The club, which is headed by former Greater Lowell United FC founder Tim Melican, will kick off its inaugural season in August.

“This isn’t a casual summer soccer club,” read a release on the club’s official website. “This is the professional game brought to fans in Worcester and beyond by a club that emphasizes excellence, camaraderie and a commitment to the community.”

Days prior to the announcement, the club released its official crest, which features a portrait of an angry tiger. The club’s official colors are orange and black.

Worcester FC is the first fourth-tier side to represent the city since the Worcester Hydra fielded a team for the 2012 PDL season. But the Hydra only lasted one season. They played their games at Commerce Bank Field.

Friday’s announcement did not detail where Worcester FC will play its home games.

According to its official site, the club has scheduled try-outs for mid-July.

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